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Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023

This is the second full week I have been without my computer, which means I’m typing this week’s blog post through the mobile app. Yes, I’m able to use the app as easily as the website, but I know trying to write out or to copy-and-paste my review won’t be easy for me to do… Continue reading Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023

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Book Stack: Dark Fantasy Academia

Note: I apologize in advance for the formatting and the layout of this post. My computer is getting repaired, so I’m writing this post on my smartphone (for the past week, I’ve been doing just about everything on my smartphone). So, instead of trying to type up an entire review here, here’s the first of… Continue reading Book Stack: Dark Fantasy Academia

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Why You Need to Read: “Lost in the Moment and Found”

Wayward Children, #8: Lost in the Moment and Found By: Seanan McGuire Published: January 10, 2023 Genre: Fantasy             They say this is the Land Where the Lost Things Go, and that it is a nexus of worlds, of which there are a number beyond counting. It pulls all lost things to it, and that includes the doors,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Lost in the Moment and Found”

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Books I Didn’t Get to Read in 2022, But I Hope to Do So in 2023

We're in a new year, which means new books; and, a look at the books from the previous year that we missed out on. This is a new list containing new books. If you want to see the books from 2021 that were on my 2022 list, then click here for that list. Remember in… Continue reading Books I Didn’t Get to Read in 2022, But I Hope to Do So in 2023

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Botanic Garden”

Lyra and Will find themselves in a new world where they know their daemons are, and they are close, but the daemons still keep their distance from their humans. Lyra reflects on her relationship with her parents (she knows they’re dead). She has mixed feelings due to the sort of individuals both Lord Asriel and… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Botanic Garden”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Clouded Mountain”

Lord Asriel’s army make their final preparations for the Last Battle with Metatron and his army. Serafina Pekkala tells Asriel, Mrs. Coulter, Commander Ogunwe, and Xaphania that Lyra and Will’s daemons must be reunited with them before Metatron finds out and uses them to control the children; especially now that Lyra has completed one part… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Clouded Mountain”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Abyss”

            This episode begins with the explanation of what Dust is and why it has become “dangerous.” It’s a warning about what is to come now that Metatron has “answered” Lord Asriel’s call. An earthquake tears throughout all worlds.             Mrs. Coulter regains consciousness and learns that the bomb detonated. She finds Father Pavel and asks him… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Abyss”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “No Way Out”

            Dr. Mary Malone follows the Zalif (singular of Mulefa), called Atal, towards the rest of its herd. She is enraptured by the trees and the landscape. Dr. Malone goes over her notes, recounts what the Angels told her about her “role as the ‘serpent’,” and teaches herself the Mulefa’s language. However, Dr. Malone cannot grasp… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “No Way Out”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “Lyra and Her Death”

Mrs. Coulter returns to the “World of Daemons” in the Intention Craft is stole from Asriel and The Republic of Heaven. However, she learns she didn’t travel alone with only her daemon for company. Mrs. Coulter turns herself to The Magisterium and, “His Grace,” Cardinal MacPhail.              Meanwhile, Lyra, Pan, and Will enter the Land of… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “Lyra and Her Death”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Intention Craft”

Lyra has been rescued by Will, and they argue about where they should go next. Both of their reasons for wanting to go to their desired locations are understandable, but which world’s needs are more imperative? However, neither one of them can go anywhere until they figure out a way to fix the Æsahættr. It’s a good… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Intention Craft”